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  • Subject: [mg31192] fonts
  • From: Bernd Brandt <bernd at>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 05:35:14 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Dear group,

On our Solaris system i have a 'font problem'.
Mathematica contains Helvetica, Courier, Times. If i do 

Plot[x, {x, 0, 10}, TextStyle -> {FontFamily -> "Palatino"}]
The Font in FullForm is Palatino, but the graph is rendered with Times.
As a results also the Exported EPS has Times-Roman instead of Palatino Roman.

On Solaris (8 SunOS 5.8) however Palatino, Bookman etc are present.
Also ghostview is able to display EPS files with these fonts.
Somehow Mathematica is unable to access these fonts, although it looks like the are loaded in $OPENWINHOME/lib/openwin-sys, and gv displays them.

How should i tell mathematica to use these fonts?
I tred
xset fp+ /usr/openwin/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/
xset fp+ /usr/openwin/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType/

The fonts.alias file in TrueType/ contains
palatino-roman	"-monotype-book antiqua-regular-r---0-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1"

and the fonts.dir file in TrueType/ contains Arial, Bookman.
xset -q indeed reports all these fontpaths (they are always loaded).

However with xset the Plots are still rendered with Times instead of
Palatino, Bookman etc.

How should I tell mathematica (4.0.2) to also look in the X fontpaths?

Kind regards,

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